A Korean vintage goryeo celadon glazed porcelain candle holder. or ' Chosdae' 촛대 in the Korean language. It handmade and formed into a shapely figure Chosdae. The top round and curved, fitted for a taper candle with a drip saver. The body is curvy. The painted cranes are adorable and hand decorated as are the clouds and the glaze, with it's natural crackle popular in goryeo celadon. It is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. It has a 'made by' artist signature which we do not know, and it is about 20 years old.
Size: Height 6.8 inches or 17.3 cm, Diameter at widest 3.5 inches or 9 cm. Weight 11.64 oz or 330 grams
History of the Style of Goryeo Celadon 고려 청자
This style of Goryeo Celadons dates back to the Goryeo Kingdom from 918 to 1392 Goryeo celadon pottery is one of this period's most notable products. Since that time, the style and designs have been reproduced differently over the centuries.
The ceramics of Goryeo are considered by some to be the finest small-scale works of ceramics in Korean history. Glazes were usually various shades of celadon, with browned glazes to almost black glazes being used for stoneware and storage. Celadon glazes could be rendered almost transparent to show black and white inlays.
While the forms generally were seen are broad-shouldered bottles, larger low bowls or shallow smaller bowls, highly decorated celadon cosmetic boxes, and small slip-inlaid cups, the Buddhist potteries also produced melon-shaped vases, chrysanthemum cups often of spectacularly architectural design on stands with lotus motifs and lotus flower heads. In-curving rimmed alms bowls have also been discovered similar to Korean metalware. Wine cups often had a tall foot which rested on dish-shaped stands.
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